From #MayesMadness

We had a simple, beautiful springtime wedding in March. There are so many moments I love, but most of all, I love that we focused on each other and our marriage instead of the bells and whistles.  It reminded me of an Old Hollywood soiree and it was such a wonderful blend of both of our cultures.

Our ceremony, officiated by Judge Nelson Wolff, was on the steps of City Hall.  I've looked into the history a bit and I think we are the first in history to get married on the steps.  Now, San Antonio City Hall does not issue marriage licenses, but TJ and I met working on city policy and civic engagement issues, so even though I office there now, it felt like the most special place in San Antonio to us.

A beautiful moment, surrounded by our closest friends and family.

A beautiful moment, surrounded by our closest friends and family.

A fun photo of us with our guests. I walk up these steps every day and relive our wedding. It makes going to work more exciting!

A fun photo of us with our guests. I walk up these steps every day and relive our wedding. It makes going to work more exciting!

Following our ceremony, we stayed behind and took photos at Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral.  These places are special and we were greeted by so many downtown revelers and showered with well wishes!

A private moment, captured by our amazing photographer, Aria Productions. Taking in the newlywed moment. 

A private moment, captured by our amazing photographer, Aria Productions. Taking in the newlywed moment. 

Finally, TJ's sister, Meredith, and her husband, Josh, hosted a beautiful backyard Fiesta reception for us. Low key food we love like pulled pork sliders, slow cooked brisket and even some pan dulce from McAllen! The decorations were a labor of love.  Meredith did most of the decorating, including hanging festive Fiesta papel picado, paper flowers and crafting the backdrop around our gifts! She and I made the centerpieces and bouquets the day before with fresh spring flowers.

Our Fiesta funfetti cake from Bird Bakery! 

Our Fiesta funfetti cake from Bird Bakery! 

Papel Picado

Papel Picado

Overwhelmed by the love.

Overwhelmed by the love.

Laura Elizabeth Mayes